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the accused gunman, 24-year-old james holmes, will make his first court appearance tomorrow. what's the likely procedure when holmes appears in court? jean casarez from in session on trutv gives us a preview. >> every state is a little bit different in what its criminal procedure laws are regarding the courts. now in colorado, james holmes should have his initial appearance on monday and this in colorado is called an advisement. well, it is very constitutionally based. it is very short and what will happen is that the defendant will be aprides of his constitutional rights. if at that point formal charges
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have been filed, he will be read his charges. now if he is charged with first degree murder, which it is obviously believed he will be, that is not bondable. so there will be no expectation of bond. if he has not been formally charged, there will be another advisement later on where he is apprised of those formal charges. now what happens after that is that in about 30 days there will be a preliminary hearing. now that's a big procedure right there because that is a hearing. that is where prosecutors can put on witnesses. whole point is, is there probable cause that he committed a crime, is there enough evidence that it can go at some point to a jury. it is a judge that will determine that, but it is a very interesting procedure because the defense can use it to see exactly where the prosecution is going. farther along from that is an arraignment. that's down the line and that's where he will enter a plea -- guilty or not guilty.
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then the court proceedings will go on from there. >> that was in session's jean casarez reporting. stay tuned to cnn. of course we'll bring you live coverage of james holmes' court appearance tomorrow morning. so how is the film "the dark knight" be impacted by the colorado tragedy? hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the new depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology.
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as friends and family of victims of the colorado shooting mourn the loss of their loved ones, warner brothers, the company behind the movie "the dark knight rises" has decided not report box office figures today. the company has released this statement instead -- "out of respect for the victims and their families, warner brothers pictures will not be reporting bach office numbers for "the dark knight rises" throughout the weekend. box office numbers will be released on monday. kareen wynter joins us now from los angeles with more on this. very difficult crossroads for the production and those all involved in that movie. >> absolutely,fred. but what's going on behind the scenes here in hollywood, quite a backlash. that's because you heard the steps that warner brothers took in holding off on those box office receipts. a lot of respect for all of the victims involved here. but guess what? those numbers have been leaking to various media outlets like "the new york times." they report -- again, this is
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coming -- their source saying a studio executive, officials who would only have information -- would only be privy to these box office numbers that were usually released on sunday, again many are holding off until monday. "new york times" is reporting "the dark knight rises" brought in more than $160 million. we have not confirmed that number. some of the backlash that other people are also feeling, nicky think who is really well known in the industry, she has a lot of sources, very, very tightly connected. she's also revealing those numbers as well and she's receiving a lot of backlash with people who are absolutely furious that this isn't the time or place right now specifically to be talking profit, talking dollars. look at the steps warner brothers took not only warner brothers, but also 20th century fox. we confirmed with them a short time ago that instead of releasing the numbers today, they're holding off until monday. we've reached out to other studios such as paramount, sony,
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disney, as well as universal just to confirm those reports, they're also following suit here. but again, just to give you an indication as to the firestorm here happening and the fac that a lot of people said those numbers should not have been released. >> kareen wynter, thanks so much for keeping us posted on that from los angeles. appreciate that. he's an all-american, a triple jumper, and he's representing haiti in the summer olympic games. meet an athlete who is putting a lucrative career aside in order to pursue this dream of competing. this is new york state.
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feels like to be just one of four members of haiti's olympic team. >> really i'm just trying to stay even keel and really approach the olympics as if it is any other meet, even though i know full well that it isn't. but when i get to competition the runway is going to be the same. the sand pit's going to be the same. so all of my preparation i just really have to execute and not think about it as the olympics but just another meet. >> oh, my goodness. that sounds like it is so difficult to do that. this is the olympics. you'll be in the olympic stadium. not to make you nervous because it sounds like you're even keel, like you said, but there will be thousands of people watching around the world an you're competing with the world's best. your journey to the olympic stadium is a very fascinating one. how did you get there? >> yeah. well, it wasn't easy. first i attempted to make the national team for the beijing olympics and didn't meet the olympic standard then. but that year also coincided with my first year of law school
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at georgetown. so the next four years really just a lot of hard work and whether it's balancing law school with track and field and training and eventually hitting the olympic standard in may of 2011, a lot of it was just doing the due diligence, putting in the time in the classroom and on the track to get to this point and to be going to the olympics next week. >> explain to me that real crossroads of preparing yourself for professional career, going to come of the finest universities in the u.s., and at the same time being torn by your love for athletics, for the triple jump in particular. at what point and how did you make a decision that you were going to put your career aspirations on the back burner and pursue your athletic ones? >> yeah. well, the biggest thing for me is just pursuing excellence, whether it's on the track or in the classroom. when i finished my ncaa career, i competed as a graduate student at the university of texas. i knew that i had more left in the tank.
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so there wasn't any question of whether or not i was going to keep up with it in law school, even though lot of people asked me how i would do so. but even after law school i was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a law firm in new york city and they have been very supportive. they deferred that offer for a couple years and are behind me 100%. it really enables me to focus on my training and really try to be all that i can be on the track before i attempt that in my legal career. >> how did it come back that you would represent haiti as opposed to pursuing only a u.s. olympic team slot and then leaving it there if you didn't make the team or celebrating if you did. instead, it would be haiti that you would be representing as an olympian? >> yeah. well, in 2007 before going to law school when i finished at the university of texas i decided that i wanted to compete internationally. that year was the pan american games. so for me at that point it was really just a decision that
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competing for haiti, i could really have a lot more of an influence and really be more of an inspiration. in 2012, our olympic team has only four members. unfortunately, olympians in the u.s. are a dime a dozen and even olympic medalists in the u.s. are a dime a dozen. competing for haiti, the good i can do when i go back, helping children, working with children, giving them some hope and letting them know what's out there really means a lot to me. >> a lot of folks are rooting for you, not only those children in haiti that you speak of with you but people all over the u.s. as well -- including good friend and former college roommate facebook founder mark zuckerberg. what kind of words of advice has he given you, what kind of support has he thrown your way? >> mark has always been encouraging. whenever he gets in touch with me, it is really just to see how things are going, make sure everything's going well, and mark in addition to anybody else, really just letting me know that the law school career, the legal career, my law degree
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will always be there and triple jumping isn't forever. so that's mark and anybody else, anybody else i speak with, they all let me know that i have my entire life to be a lawyer but being an olympian is once in a lifetime opportunity and there is an expiration date on my legs. triple jumping isn't something that i can do when i'm 40 or 50. i've sort of got to cash in and make the most of it, which i'm trying to do. >> samyr laine, we'll watch for you as a triple jumper and before that at opening ceremonies we're going to find out which one of you -- one of the four is actually going to be carrying the flag for your country. he says he doesn't know yet. who knows? it could be a coin toss or something like that. watch samyr and his three haitian colleagues on that team march in the opening ceremonies this coming friday. a victim of that movie theater shooting in colorado tells us what she saw. >> i actually didn't even know
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alex sullivan worked at the century 16 theater in aurora and planned to ring in his 27th birthday with a special midnight screening of dark knight rises. his relatives describe him as a gentle giant. he was funny, witty, smart, with a big loving heart. he and his wife were expected to celebrate their first wedding anniversary on sunday. >> alex sullivan's uncle said he was full of joy and never had a chip on his shoulder. just before the movie started he tweeted that this was going to be the best birthday ever. a good friend of alex sullivan's, christina blanch, is a victim of the shooting massacre in aurora. she was with alex at that midnight showing. don lemon spoke to her in the hospital. >> couple of hours ago, day or so ago, you were normal life, manager at a restaurant. and then this.
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>> yeah. you can never expect it. you're always the person that says, oh, that would never happen to me. then when it is going on, i actually didn't even know it was going on for like the first three minutes that it happened. i thought it was kind of movie theater antics. when there are midnight movie premiers, they sometimes put on shows or have people dress up in costumes and come around and whatnot. i honestly thought that might be what's going on because it was in the middle of a movie scene where they're fighting. then when the thing that was thrown and kind of like you could literally count to five. this like bomb went off. that was like two things in front of me, like two rows. then all of a sudden you just hear pop pop pop pop pop. just gunfire. that's when it hit me, oh, my god, this is actually happening, i should get to the floor. and so that's when i went to go get to the floor and that's when i was shot. >> people were like, oh, my god, i've been hit and they started to run and duck. >> everybody's like get out of
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the theater! get out of the theater! certain people were trampling over other people that had fallen down. whether they were hit or not, i don't know. but people were falling over each other. next thing you know you're hearing everybody, "oh, my god, help me," "oh, my god, help me." there was blood everywhere. you could just see it. you turn your head, kind of look around, there was blood everywhere. it kind of clicks once you see that much blood and people not moving and then my friend that was sitting next to me was -- he was face down next to me. blood coming out of his head. i didn't get an update until this morning about what had actually happened, if he made it or not. >> your friend, alex. >> alex sullivan. yeah. >> what did you learn this morning? >> he -- he died. >> hard for fathom.
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>> well he's the reason we all went. just suction. you know? i don't want to say -- nobody deserves something like this. >> christi, as they call you, you were in a war zone. like you were in baghdad. why is this worse than being in a war zone? >> they just weren't -- nobody saw this coming. you know what i mean? nobody that was there saw it coming. nobody was prepared for it. if you're going over to a war zone, you know there's the potential you're going to be shot at. potentially that mortars are going to come over the wall. potential that somebody's going to throw a grenade as you. whereas you are sitting in a movie theater trying to watch a movie with your friends. who expects to be shot in a movie theater? none of us did. >> can you forgive him? the gunman? >> can i forgive him. probably not today, not tomorrow. eventually. i'm a pretty, i guess, laid back and kind of outgoing person. i like to move on. i don't like to keep dwelling on
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the past. so eventually, yeah, i'd be able to forgive him. just not right now. he killed somebody i cared about and he injured a heck of a lot of my friends. so for right now, no. down the road? yeah. >> christine served in the air force while on tour in baghdad. of course, we'll have much more on the investigation of this massacre, as well as more on the court appearance for the suspect tomorrow. tonight 8:00 p.m. eastern time, my colleague don lemon will be hosting a special coverage of that, as well as including the president's visit with the community there in aurora, colorado. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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